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Dental Veneers in Caddens, Penrith
What are dental veneers?
There are two types of veneers – porcelain and composite resin.
Porcelain veneers look a little like fake fingernails and are designed to be bonded to the front of the tooth. Each veneer is custom-made to a particular tooth and they look and feel very natural. The porcelain material has a translucent quality which gives porcelain veneers a sense of layered depth and shine.
Composite resin veneers are applied one layer at a time to slowly cover the existing tooth. Each layer is shaped and cured by your dentist until the final result is achieved. You can achieve amazing results in just one visit.
Both types of veneers can be colour-matched to blend in with your natural teeth.
When are veneers used?
- Gaps between teeth
- Broken, chipped or cracked teeth
- Badly stained or coloured teeth
- Crooked or irregularly shaped teeth
- Obvious, aesthetically-displeasing fillings
How are veneers applied?
Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit the tooth and these are placed in position to check shape and colour. After ensuring everything is correct, the tooth is cleaned with chemicals and the veneer is cemented into place.
Composite resin veneers are sculpted onto the tooth by your dentist and cured with light to harden each layer. When the final shape and colour is achieved, the surface is polished to give the veneer a natural look.
Can I get veneers?
Veneers also need healthy teeth on which to attach. Any decay or gum disease must be treated prior to the attachment of veneers.
If you suffer from teeth grinding, called bruxism, then veneers are not a suitable option. Persistent teeth grinding can cause veneers to chip, break or even detach completely from the tooth.
An appointment with your dentist is required to check your suitability and to discuss treatment options.